Country singer Jimmie Allen has publicly apologized to his wife for engaging in an extramarital affair. The apology was made through a post on social media. The incident follows a lawsuit filed by his former road manager, identified as Jane Doe, who accuses the “Down Home” singer of verbal and sexual abuse.
While Allen denies the abuse allegations, he admits to having had a sexual relationship with Jane Doe. Allen and his wife, Alexis Gale, who are currently expecting their third child, separated in April. In his Instagram post, Allen expresses his deep remorse and apologizes to his wife for causing her humiliation. He acknowledges that his choices have brought shame upon her and recognizes that she did not deserve to be treated in such a manner. Allen also extends his apologies to his children, acknowledging that his actions have set a poor example of a man and a father. He declares his commitment to personal growth and becoming a better person, one that his kids can be proud of. Allen aspires to surpass the previous generation’s standards.
According to the lawsuit, reported by Variety, Jane Doe outlines a series of disturbing allegations, including rape, verbal abuse, and sexual abuse. Jane Doe claims she was afraid to speak out due to potential retaliation. When she eventually came forward, she alleges that she was terminated from her position at the management company, Wide Open Music.
In response to the Variety report, Allen released a statement expressing his disbelief at the accusations made by someone he considered a close friend, colleague, and confidant. He admits to the sexual relationship, which he claims lasted nearly two years, but states that Jane Doe never accused him of any wrongdoing during that time. He questions her motives, suggesting that she only sought legal action and demanded money after their relationship ended. Allen maintains that the accusations are entirely false and incredibly damaging. He emphasizes his determination to defend himself vigorously and take all necessary legal measures to protect his reputation, as he has worked hard to build his career.
Jimmie Allen, aged 37, and Alexis Gale, both natives of Delaware, met through mutual family connections and married in 2020. They have two daughters, Naomi (3 years old) and Zara (1 year old), and are expecting their third child later this year. While Gale has refrained from commenting extensively on the situation, she briefly shared Allen’s now-deleted post about their separation on her own social media page. In an Instagram story, she wrote, “The silence is loud enough for me.” It appears that she has since deleted her Instagram account, posting earlier this month to request that people refrain from messaging her about any third parties.
As a result of the allegations, Allen has faced significant fallout. He has been suspended from Wide Open Music, the management company where he worked alongside Jane Doe, as well as being dropped by his label, BBR Music Group. Additionally, United Talent Agency has terminated its association with him. Furthermore, his scheduled performance at the CMA Music Fest in June has been canceled.